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BIO Applauds Appointment of Rea as Deputy Director of USPTO

22-Feb-2011 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 6362

WASHINGTON, DC - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomed in a press release the announcement of the appointment of Teresa Stanek Rea as Deputy Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

“Teresa Stanek Rea has an impressive background and tremendous experience dealing with issues of importance to the biotechnology industry,” stated BIO General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Legal and Intellectual Property Tom DiLenge.  “We look forward to working with her and Under Secretary David Kappos to further improve the operations of the PTO and to enhance the predictability, transparency, and certainty of the patent system to spur innovation and job growth.”

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.

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